Prof. T.T. Haokip

Political Science Department

Designation: Professor

Prof. T.T. Haokip graduated from Union Christian College, Barapani, and obtained his Honours in Political Science (1987) from St. Edmund’s College, securing third position in the University. He completed his MA with first class in Political Science (1989), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil-1991) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 1995 from North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. He has been teaching Foreign Policy of Major powers, Public Administration and State Politics of Northeast India at North-Eastern Hill University since 1996. His current areas of interest include interface between Democratic Governance and Traditional Institutions, Ethnicity, Ethnic conflicts and Armed movements in Northeast India and South Asia.

Prof. T.T. Haokip has been the recipient of the South Asia Regional Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council, (SSRC) New York in 2005. He has completed two major research projects on Myanmar and Pakistan from the Social Science Research Council, (SSRC) New York and one major project on Democratic governance and Traditional Institutions of North-East India from UGC. Prof. Haokip has attended and presented papers at national and international seminars/conferences and published a number of papers in journals and contributed chapters in edited books.

Research Projects

  1. Democratisation and Ethnic Relations: A study of Myanmar (1948-1962) funded by Social Science Research Council, (SSRC), New York, from December 2005-June, 2006
  2. Collaborative Research Project: Ethnic Mapping and Ethnic Nationalism: A comparative study of Pakistan and Myanmar, Social Science Research Council, (SSRC), New York, from May 1- October 31, 2007
  3. Democratic Governance and Traditional Institutions in North-East India, UGC Major Research Project, 2010-2012



  1. “Ethnic Conflicts and Internal Displacement in Manipur,” C. J. Thomas (ed.,) Dimensions of Displaced People in North-East India,  Regency Publications, New Delhi: 2002, pp.221-240.
  2. “The Kuki-Naga Conflict: Issues and Solutions,” Monirul Hussain(ed.,), Coming Out of Violence: Essays on Ethnicity, Conflict Resolution and Peace Process in North-East India, Regency Publications, New Delhi: 2005, pp.141-152.
  3. “State Policies and Democratisation: A Comparative Study of Pakistan and Myanmar in the 1950s and 1960s”, Collaborative Research in South Asia, SSRC Fellow’s International, 2006, pp.1-16.
  4. “The Changing Dimensions of Kuki Chiefship in Manipur” Journal of North-East India Council for Social Science Research, (ISSN 0970-7913) Vol.32:2-October, 2008, pp.55-61.
  5. “Critically Assessing Kuki Land Systems in Manipur” Land, Identity and Development: Tribalism and the Tragedy of the Commons, Ch. Pryoranjan Singh (eds.), Akansha Publishers, 2009 (ISBN 8183701817) pp.141-152.
  6. “Contesting Nomenclatures: The Kuki-Chin-Mizo of India and Burma” Chin: History culture and Identity, K. Robin (ed.) Dominant Publishers & Distributors, 2009 (ISBN817888-699-5) pp.308-321.
  7. “North-East India: Linguistic Diversity and Language Politics.”  Indian Defence and Strategic Analysis, Occasional Paper, No.5. 2009.(ISBN 81-86019-6-34) pp.1-24
  8. “Traditional Self-governing Institutions and Democratic Governance in North-East India” Local Government Quarterly (ISSN 0024-5623) Vol. 1XX1X, No.3, 2009. Pp.30-36.
  9. “Ethnicity and Ethnic Policies in Pakistan and Myanmar” International Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol.2. 2009, (ISSN 0974-2514) pp.367-381.
  10. “Kuki Armed Opposition Movement” Eastern Quarterly, Vol.6.Issues1 &11, 2009 (ISSN 0975-4962) pp.16-27.
  11. “Ethnic and Religious Diversity: The Unresolved Core issue of Myanmar” Man and Society: A Journal of North-East Studies, Vol.V11, 2010(ISSN 2229-4058) pp.104-124.
  12. “Searching for a common nomenclature: A study of the Chin-Kuki-Mizo people of Indo-Myanmar” Scheduled Tribes of North-East India and Development, Th.R.Tiba(ed.) B.R.Publishing Corporation, 2010 (ISBN9788176467230) pp.224-248
  13. “Ethnopolitical Ecology of languages in Manipur” Linguistic Ecology: Manipur” Shailendrea Kumar Signh (ed.), Eastern Book House,2011 (ISBN978-93-80261-50-8)pp.224-248
  14. “South China Sea: A Sea of Sovereignty Conflicts”, Third Concept: An International Journal of Ideas, July 2012(ISSN 0970-7247),PP.7-11
  15. “Traditional Institutions of the Angami Nagas of Nagaland: A study of continuity and change” Local Government Quarterly (October-December 2012 (ISSN 0024-5623),PP.92-104
  16. “Conceptualizing Internal Displacement” Men and Society: A Journal of North-East Studies, Vol.1X, summer 2012(ISSN 2229-4058) pp.21-37.